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Mr. Gary Szymanski to Speak at 
NCHSC Membership Meeting
on December 4, 2022 at 2pm at
Central Library

Join us at the Chesapeake Central Library on December 4th at 2:00 pm for our membership meeting. Our guest speaker will be Mr. Gary Szymanski from the Sunray community of Bowers Hill in Chesapeake. A graduate of Western Branch High School and Old Dominion University, Mr. Szymanski has always been involved in civic and community service. He is an advocate for historic preservation in Chesapeake and has authored the book The History of Sunray Colony. His latest book, Liberty Meat Market 12th Street Market, From Berkley to Bowers Hill, A Remarkable Immigrant Story is an up-close look at the relationship between the mostly Polish agrarian settlement of Sunray and the business community in Norfolk. It is a story about human perseverance, hard work and determination. Mr. Szymanski will be selling copies of his book at the meeting.  

 

Mr. Szymanski is currently working on two new books: The Historic Sunray Schoolhouse, and Bowers Hill, Crossroads of Conflict and Courage. 

 

Join us on Dec 4th, and don’t forget to bring a friend! Light refreshments will be served.

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Event Calendar

October 2022

Closed

10 Oct

November 2022

Closed

8 & 11 Nov

NCHSC Board Meeting

(via ZOOM)

8 Nov   6:00 pm

NCHSC Elmwood 

Cemetery Tour

12 Nov

Closed

23, 24, & 25 Nov

December 2022

Battle of Great Bridge

Reenactment

3 & 4 Dec

 

Wreath-Laying at Great Bridge Monument

4 Dec

 

NCHSC Membership Meeting

4 Dec   2:00pm

Newsletters

Read past editions of our
NCHSC newsletter
The Historian,
below:

NCHSC
Publications
for Sale

For a list of all NCHSC publications, click below:

 

List of NCHSC Publications

Historic Reminiscing 
with
Robert Hitchings

Our Archivist/Historian and President, Robert Hitchings, shares his blog for history fans, and we are sharing it with you! Find it here:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/norfolkcity/history/rbhblogindex.html